Deploying a converged infrastructure like VCE’s Vblock system enables the management of system architecture vertically across a unified fabric rather than having to manage individual components (servers, storage, operating systems, networks, etc) horizontally. What that means in practice is simpler processes, fewer tools, lowers costs and greater automation.
And that translates into additional time for IT teams to focus on developing and delivering the powerful benefits of newer SAP technologies—such as HANA—to the business.
The scope of the Propel program included 20 SAP modules, new SAP applications, with 65 legacy applications and 470 Virtual Hosts to support nine SAP landscapes. But even with this degree of transformation in prospect, failing to achieve on-time transition to the new platform was never an option. Quarterly reporting deadlines had to be met with all required users ready and able to complete their work to non-negotiable deadlines.
To achieve that meant working with a real 24/7 delivery model. By leveraging Accenture’s Global Delivery Network, work was able to take place around the world from the East and West Coasts of the US, to Ireland and India—so that the sun never set on the activities required to achieve the go-live commitment.